Guide to the Francis William Bergstrom Scrapbook

Daniel Hartwig
Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
October 2010
Copyright © 2011 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

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Overview

Call Number: SC0866
Creator: Bergstrom, Francis William, 1897-1946.
Title: Francis William Bergstrom scrapbook
Dates: 1865-1927
Bulk Dates: 1909-1927
Physical Description: 2 Linear feet
Summary: This scrapbook documents his years as a Stanford student, with a few items on his family, his high school years, and his postdoctoral years; it includes a large number of photographs with lesser numbers of clippings, programs, letters, postcards, and memorabilia including his 1922 Ph.D. diploma. Photographs and postcards of Stanford scenes include buildings, chemistry labs, 1914 Bonfire structure, Frosh-Soph tie-ups, LSJU mess hall 1918, card stunts at football games, and the Stanford band. Other images include Yosemite, the high Sierra country, Lake Tahoe area, airplane flying over football game at Berkeley (labeled "Beachey 1914"), two images of A. C. Kimber in front of a plane (1917 and 1918), and the Camp Fremont Song Festival [possibly the Patriotic Song Festival held in the Stanford Stadium, June 9, 1918]. There is also a marriage certificate for W. H. Schoonover and Mary Ann Wilkey [?] of Pennsylvania, 1865.
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford University Libraries
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 725-1022
URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html

Administrative Information

Information about Access

This collection is open for research.

Ownership & Copyright

All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Cite As

Francis William Bergstrom Scrapbook (SC0866). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

Francis W. Bergstrom was educated at Stanford University, earning his A.B. in chemistry 1918, chemical engineers degree 1919, and Ph.D. 1922. After three years of postdoctoral work on a National Research Fellowship in Chemistry, he joined the Stanford faculty in the Dept. of Chemistry in 1925, teaching there until his death in 1946.

Description of the Collection

This scrapbook documents his years as a Stanford student, with a few items on his family, his high school years, and his postdoctoral years; it includes a large number of photographs with lesser numbers of clippings, programs, letters, postcards, and memorabilia including his 1922 Ph.D. diploma. Photographs and postcards of Stanford scenes include buildings, chemistry labs, 1914 Bonfire structure, Frosh-Soph tie-ups, LSJU mess hall 1918, card stunts at football games, and the Stanford band. Other images include Yosemite, the high Sierra country, Lake Tahoe area, airplane flying over football game at Berkeley (labeled "Beachey 1914"), two images of A. C. Kimber in front of a plane (1917 and 1918), and the Camp Fremont Song Festival [possibly the Patriotic Song Festival held in the Stanford Stadium, June 9, 1918]. There is also a marriage certificate for W. H. Schoonover and Mary Ann Wilkey [?] of Pennsylvania, 1865.

Arrangement

Box 1 contains the scrapbook pages; box 2 contains the original scrapbook covers.

Access Terms

Bergstrom, Francis William, 1897-1946.
Kimber, Arthur Clifford, 1896-1918.
Stanford University--Athletics.
Stanford University--Buildings.
Stanford University--Students.
Stanford University. Stanford Band.
College students--California
Photoprints
Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nev.) --Pictorial works.
Yosemite Valley (Calif.) --Pictorial works.


Collection Contents

 

Scrapbook

Box 1, Folder 1

Pages 1-6

Scope and Content Note

certificate of appointment as National Research Fellow in Chemistry, 1922; photographs of Stanford buildings and cactus garden; membership certificate to Phi Lambda Upsilon 1916; WWI military documents; photograph probably of Phi Lambda Upsilon group; colorized postcard view of Stanford quad, pre-1906.
Box 1, Folder 2

Pages 7-24

Scope and Content Note

dated notes from friends (1915-24); photographs of Bergstrom and family, Yosemite scenes, chem. lab apparatus, 1914 Bonfire structure, Frosh-Soph tie-up, Stanford band playing outside in Palo Alto 1914, airplane flying over football game at Berkeley (labeled “Beachey 1914”), A. C. Kimber in front of a plane, 1917; SU study cards; Palo Alto High School commencement program, 1914.
Box 1, Folder 3

Pages 25-36

Scope and Content Note

photographs of Stanford campus scenes, Phi Lambda Upsilon group 1920, Bergstrom in a lab 1921, Stanford band 1924 and 1918, Bergstrom in cap and gown 1918, A. C. Kimber by a plane in France 1918, outing to Pescadero 1909, Stanford band and rooting section at game Nov. 1919, Lake Tahoe area 1920, LSJU mess hall 1918, chem. lab apparatus; 2 large images by Putnam & Valentine – view of Memorial Church façade and Yosemite Falls; clipping on D. A. Curry; certificate of membership in American Chemical Society 1918.
Box 1, Folder 4

Pages 37-48

Scope and Content Note

photographs of Yosemite, Desolation Valley, various Sierra high country lakes, Stanford Band 1921 and undated, SU foundry or lab; clippings on Stanford band.
Box 1, Folder 5

Pages 49-62

Scope and Content Note

photographs of chemical labs, unidentified Stanford people, Stanford band 1922, Yosemite, chemists at other places [possibly from his postdoctoral work], band and rooting section at Stanford football games; postcards of Stanford scenes; clippings on Stanford band
Box 1, Folder 6

Pages 63-82

Scope and Content Note

postcards of Stanford scenes, Frosh-Soph tie-up, Stanford band 1915, Camp Fremont Song Festival [possibly the Patriotic Song Festival held in the Stanford Stadium, June 9, 1918], other California sights; letters of election to Sigma Xi 1919 and Phi Lambda Upsilon 1916; letter re appointment as National Research Fellow in Chemistry 1921; assorted clippings and programs; Bergstrom family photographs; marriage certificate for W. H. Schoonover and Mary Ann Wilkey [?] of Pennsylvania, 1865
Box 1, Folder 7

Pages 83-86

Scope and Content Note

postcards of California scenes – high Sierras, Fallen Leaf Lake, Point Lobos, and others
Box 1, Folder 8

Loose items

Scope and Content Note

Camp Curry laundry list; letter to Mrs. Bergstrom from Ray Lyman Wilbur praising her son, 1920; notice of election to Phi Beta Kappa 1918; newsletter “Red Tile Echo” Nov. 1, 1910, grade school publication of L.S.J.U. District School; photographic portraits by Frank Davey of unidentified men, possibly Stanford faculty; photograph by J. C. Bushong of Worcester, MA, of basketball team called the “Test Tubes”; Bergstrom’s Stanford Ph.D. diploma 1922
Box 2, Folder 1

Original scrapbook covers; one has image of Stanford quad arcades attached